Doctors and health care systems often rely on the expertise of medical device sales representatives to help them understand the benefits of certain devices before making a purchase. However, many experts are cautioning that doctors may be relying on these sales reps too much.
There is definitely an irony in life when you go into surgery to relieve a problem, only to find that the surgeons created a worse problem for you. This happens more often than the medical community would like to admit. The legal system recognizes this failure in the medical community and has been awarding steep judgments to encourage medical personnel to be more careful and diligent.
Although hospital dramas on television often overdramatize surgery and other medical treatments, the truth is that even the most routine surgery is complex and not without risk. As the patient, your body and your health are on the line, and you've placed your trust in your health care provider to do what's best.